Equipping Rwandan orphans for an independent future

An opportunity to sponsor child-headed family units

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Hannah Ministry, an autonomous organisation under the umbrella of the diocese of Byumba, has put in place structures and practical support (largely drawing upon the volunteers within the distributed parishes across the area) aimed at fully equipping orphaned children for an independent future within a family unit made up of their own siblings.

About Us

Hannah Ministry, an autonomous organisation within the Anglican diocese of Byumba in Northern Rwanda, wishes to encourage individuals, churches, business groups, grant-making trusts and other specialty organisations to commit to three year sponsorships of child-headed orphan families. The sponsorship will be administered by the UK charity, Friends of Byumba Trust (UK Charity Registration Number xxxxx), set up to encourage such humanitarian initiatives within the Byumba area.

Background

Is an association of Christians which started its activities since 2005 by Late Mme Uwamariya Victoire With the following activities:
To provide the psychological, economical and spiritual care to orphans and vulnerable children and youth based on Christian faith.
To contribute to the education of orphans and vulnerable
To prevent the violence and discrimination of orphans and vulnerable children.
To contribute to the reduction and abolition of sickness of contaminated children with HIV and AIDS infection
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About the progress we made

Those are the following key points we made:
We visited and contributed to make a Christian hope and faith to the orphans and vulnerable children.
We constructed 2 equipped houses for 2 families of orphans.
We trained 42 single mothers and 2 boys about vocation skills.
Every year from 2005 we feed 37(breakfast and lunch) orphans and vulnerable children.
Every year from 2005 we give health insurance to 100 orphans and vulnerable children.
We gave the poligge flour to the Vulnerable children born from contaminated parents and we visited them in their families.

Challenges

Because of lack of enough fund, after The passing on of late Mme UWAMARIYA VICTOIRE , We are not yet getting the others person who can take her duties. Therefore there are some activities which is not working or performing as well.

Because of the genocide against Tutsi of 1994 in Rwanda, many children were left alone and destitute. Later, it was discovered that majority of those orphans were victims of HIV/AIDS. They don’t have homes and yet some being head of families at 10-12 years old, no food, no health insurance, no schoolings, none to listen and pay attention to them, etc…

HANNAH MINISTRY TUMURERE, since its creation, Hannah Ministry aims to respond to the various needs of orphans, vulnerable children and youth (OVCY) with a multifaceted approach, which aims to meet the basic needs and prepare them to face the future.

This including health where we care and help the children living with HIV/AIDS; Education and psychosocial support where we focus on holistic capacity building. In this area Hannah Ministry has trained over one hundred children in different fields in order they can get skills which can help them to be active and self-supporting.

The following subjects have been areas of the trainings: sewing Machine in different design, (special for baby materiel full package ), Paper bags, Post cards, Baskets, Earrings, and other different handcrafts. Most of the children trained are now capable to find solution to their needs; either through group collaboration or by individual. They have initiated their own income generating activities.

What we do

The Hannah Ministry programmes aim to achieve the following by the provision of practical support:

Social

Empower the oldest child to take responsibility for his or her brothers and sisters to create a child-led family unit.
Counselling and personal and group therapy (with other family unit leaders)
Regular coaching and support in planning for the needs of the unit.
Counselling support (individual and in groups).
Prepare each child for self-sufficiency and independence.

Economics

Basic food needs.
Clothing.
Provide basic needs to the family unit.
Accommodation (often providing a roof, windows and doors on walls built by the children and their neighbours).

Gospel

Encourage a Christian family ethos within the Byumba diocese community support structures.
Encouragement to church family members to provide support to individual family units.
Teaching the Christian gospel and encouraging children to commit themselves to Christ.
Disciple the children so that they can integrate the Christian gospel into the practical aspects of their life (Note: there is no obligation for the children to make a profession of Christian faith in order to receive the love and support of the Hannah Ministry team).

Health

Social insurance to cover sickness and health needs.
Manpower to create and work on garden plots to grow foodstuffs making a large contribution towards achieving self-sufficiency in food.
Release the pressure on the family unit of treatment of children infected with HIV/AIDS
Free provision of nourishing meals in the central Hannah Ministry facility in order to strengthen the body to enable effective drug treatment.
Administration of anti-retroviral drugs provided free-of-charge within the government’s programme.
Design and delivery of health and vocational training programmes for each infected child

Education

Provision of vocational training designed to the skills and aptitude of each family leader.
Administration of mutual support groups to engender belief that they can succeed.
Design of educational and vocational training programme to met the needs of each child within each family unit.
Regular coaching to build confidence.
Paying for secondary school fees.
Organising delivery of vocational skills training provided by third party institutions in the area.

Mission

HMT's mission is to support and facilitate the development of children deprived of protection especially the children heads of householders through capacity build of the community "largely based on the Christian faith".

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Vision

HMT'vision is to see every child free from fear, coercion and violence; reasurance and love of God, capable of supporting his/her siblings and grow to teach adulthood as responsible citizens of country. HMT would like to see the local community cncerned and care for orphans.

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Purpose

The local organisation HMT surports to promote the rights of children, enabling them to grow up healthy and hopeful, be educated and able to realize their full potential for the present and future life, be able to contribute to the development of their nation and the advanement of God's kingdom.

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Board Members

Bishop NGENDAHAYO Emmanuel

President

MUKANGIRUWONSANGA Agnes

Vice.President

NIYOYITA Verena

Secretary

UWERA Yvette

Councelor

Pastor.NSHIMYIMANA Thadee

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